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Home Buying in Palm Beach : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Aug 28, 2017
Italo Paolini answered:
Hello, I have seen in listings of used homes that the price is about 128 dollars per square foot, and I wonder if it is cheaper to buy a land and build a house?
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Fri Apr 7, 2017
Jonathan Klurfeld, Esq. answered:
The "peak" is really now until October. Since it's always relatively warm here you dont have huge fluctuations in the market due to weather/winter.

If you are looking to buy in Delray/Palm Beach County give us a call at 5617714457 or and we can explore your options. ... more
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Tue Apr 12, 2016
Awalzer asked:
The buyer offered the asking price with the proviso that we pay sellers' points. We agreed. I was surprised to see on the Sellers' Proceeds that the realtor based her commission on the…
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Sat Jun 27, 2015
Jason Nazzaro answered:
Our company policy for real estate commission is 3.5% and our listing period is only 3 months. We offer premium services at a lower commission. And yes, we payout 2.5% to any buyer's agent. Visit us at for the Sellers Advantage! ... more
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Fri Apr 17, 2015
Juliana Marcantonio asked:
Some of you may have seen the giant cranes and rapidly growing condo buildings on the water in NPB recently. All units will have East and West views. Selling out fast. I have all the info…
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Sun Apr 12, 2015
Bruce Sonvico answered:
Ok people you can't remove your boards from your mobile app. You must log into trulia on your pc. There is the option under my boards to permanently delete the board. I hope this helps you. I was also trying to remove/edit my boards from my iPhone but couldn't. ... more
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Mon Mar 23, 2015
Bill Hichborn asked:
Mon Mar 2, 2015
Jacquie Yekmalian answered:
Sun apple

You really need to talk to a Realtor. Not only to give you a cma but to answer these detailed questions you have.
Want to chat

If you like my answer please give me a thumbs up.

Jacquie Yekmalian
Lic. Real Estate Broker
Blue to Green Realty...we sell from the sea to the 18th tee

Commissions as low as 2%, Ask me how
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Thu Dec 18, 2014
Betty Salas answered:

West Palm Beach could be a great option for your investment. There are a few local universities that are growing as well as the new Palm Beach Outlet Mall. In 2012 the city commissioners approved a $200 Million revamp of the old Palm Beach Mall. The article I referenced from the Palm Beach Post said that we can expect "1,576 full-time employees, 2,426 permanent jobs and 249 temporary construction jobs." The Outlet is already partially open and should be completely finished in the next few months. All of this could provide potential for you.

I hope this answered your question.
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Mon Dec 15, 2014
Maureen Boston answered:
Both the Ritz Residences and the Goldcoast Condo strip have their selling points. On a resale note, the South Ocean condos sell a bit faster and easier. They are closer to Palm Beach whereas the Ritz is closer to Jupiter. Just depends on what you are looking for really. I can answer you in detail by giving me a call.

Maureen Boston
Broker Associate
Coastal Sotheby's International Realty
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Tue Aug 26, 2014
Jennifer Susanne Sommers answered:
Dear Maria,

Here are your available Beach Front estates in Palm Beach County:

Jennifer Susanne Sommers
Luxury Real Estate Specialist and Fine Home Management
Nestler Poletto Sotheby's International Realty
Mob./Text- 786/390/9299
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Mon Mar 3, 2014
Sandra Gold answered:
Dear Maria & James

I am noticing that you are calling several Realtors asking the same questions trying to get different answers.

Not sure if you are looking for a house or vacant lot even after several communications.

However i would highly suggest to hire 1 agent and stick with that agent to get all the answers.

Historic buildings will not be demolished as discussed previously that goes for any city. They are protected!

Since you are very concerned about building codes, permit approval times etc. it may be easier for you to purchase a home that's already there and update or re-design it as you please. I have sent you a list of the vacant lots available so you have a choice to build your dream home without tearing down a historical building as you keep asking to do.

If you want more details on permits and code restrictions I would suggest to contact the Building Department and City for rules and regulations.
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Thu Feb 27, 2014
Richard Block answered:
Ocean Boulevard runs from the northern most part of Palm Beach to the southern most part - a distance of some 12 miles. There are probably 100 homes and 1,000 or more condos along this street. The highest priced home that sold on North Ocean Boulevard went for $95 million. Howard Stern just bought a 39,000 house on North Ocean Blvd. for $52 million. There is currently a house for sale on South Ocean Blvd. for $99 million. South Ocean Blvd. has "billionaire's row" in which many houses are worth $25-100 million.

Having said all of the above, there are many streets in Palm Beach where you can find lovely houses and estates for $1 million to close to $100 million. The entire Town of Palm Beach is a unique and delightful place to live. If your question was rhetorical, I hope that I have answered your question. If your desire is to buy a house in Palm Beach, please contact me at (561) 313-0948 so that we can review your requirements in terms of location, living space, bedrooms, baths, price range, time frame, etc. I would be happy to help you find the type of real estate that you have dreamed about.
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Thu Feb 27, 2014
Susanna Malmgren-Grubb PA answered:
Hi Maria, No the island has not changed dramatically. Beach errosion from Sandy was one change but the beaches keep renewing and changing daily. The northern bridge is being replaced over the next couple of years which may cause noise and traffic in that area. In general there have not been any bigger changes.

Sincerely, Susanna
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Thu Oct 24, 2013
Heidi Cole answered:

I guess I do have a bit of the same question. If the property was already owned by BOA then that means it already had been to auction to have been foreclosed on and then owned by the bank, in these situations the house is in the "REO" --real estate owned--department and then you put in your offer through the agent who presents it to the bank--or to the real estate agent representing the bank.

So this sounds odd.... Sometimes we get caught in bidding wars with other buyers, but typically there is not another auction. Was it, perhaps, a short sale? Sometimes things don't get worked out in a short sake situation and THEN the bank forecloses at auction. If it sold to another consumer, perhaps they outbid the bank, as all the bank wants is what is owed to them including interest/penalties, etc.

All that being said, your agent owed you communication, professionalism and good faith in getting your offer submitted and then updates on your offer status. Aside from filing an ethics charge--which you can do through any and all boards this Realtor is a member of, I don't believe you have financial recourse, but that is where an attorney comes in.

I'm sorry you had this experience. Did the Realtor have an explanation for you?
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Thu Aug 22, 2013
Julie Rosenthal answered:
Hi, Barbara,
There are a few condo communities in the beach areas that can be rented for just one month. Feel free to call or email me for details. Thanks! Julie Rosenthal, YOUR Go-To expert . (561)827-6789 Email: Property Brokers International See ALL listings at ... more
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Tue Aug 13, 2013
Nadine Mauro answered:
Hi First Time Buyer,

You can currently still get some good deals on properties near or on the beach in Palm Beach county. One thing you must be sure of is that the condo building (if you buy a condo) has a liberal rental policy. Some condos do not allow any rentals at all.

Are you hoping to stay in this property or using it strictly as a full time investment property?

Please send me an email letting me know if this will be a cash purchase or if you are buying with a mortgage.

Nadine Mauro
Highlight Realty
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Tue Jul 23, 2013
William Hulsman asked:
I am a Realtor Associate with the Corcoran Group Palm Beach. I work with a partner who subscribes to your service. All leads are sent to me for response. They will not open on my new Iphone…
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Wed Jun 5, 2013
Michael Pereira answered:
You are not going to find a condo this well maintained with the security of fire and police right outside of the manned gates. You can walk to the bagel shop, doctors offices and about any bank you can think of. Jump on the free bus to the Town Center or one of many other area malls the busses travel to every day. Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, billards, shows, movies, live entertainment, row boating and even just laying around in the sun on a wintery day in the pool just feet from your front door or one of the lake view condos. The community is extremely safe. It has a very well maintained Synogage in the community. The prices are the best anywhere in the country, look around and compare. This is the place to be ... more
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Thu May 23, 2013
Stephen McRory answered:
If its a good review, should not be a problem posting it anywhere in many cases.

However, posting a bad review could get you some LSD, and I don't mean the crazy, far out 1970s trip drug either!

I mean Libel, Slander, Defamation law suits.

You write post own it....

Curious though, without naming the realtor, what did they do that was so great or so bad?

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